POND IN A POLYTUNNEL – 1st wk in September 2013

I always look forward to a visit to The Organic Centre min Rossinver, Co. Leitrim. The place is full of unusual ideas – unusual to me, that is. On my last visit, the polytunnels were all looking well, mainly growing all manner of fruit and vegetables. One polytunnel, however, was chock-a-block with flowering plants, grown for cutting and arranging. Needless to say, these flowers were also attracting all manner of pollinating insect, which, in turn benefitted the fruit and vegetable plants also.

In the corner of the floral polytunnel was installed a pond. It was in itself were decorative, but I suspect the organic minds behind the idea, were first and foremost thinking holistically. This pond helps to sustain the pest controlling insects and frogs.

Pollinating

The pond in the floral polytunnel at The Organic Centre, Co. Leitrim.

The pond in the floral polytunnel at The Organic Centre, Co. Leitrim.

bees in particular need water and a pond amongst flowers makes for an ideal bee environment.

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